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How to be a strong agency for South-South cooperation - Reflections from AGCI Chile

As one of the oldest development agencies in Latin America, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCI, for its Spanish acronym) vividly reflects how middle-income countries shape and contribute to increasingly global development system. Created in 1990 with the aim of channeling external resources for national development of the newly restored democracy, today AGCI has positioned itself as a pioneer in…


Added by Claudia Aguilar Garza on September 4, 2013 at 11:35am — No Comments

Qué implica ser una buena agencia de cooperación – Reflexiones desde la AGCI Chile

Siendo una de las agencias más antiguas de América Latina, la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Chile (AGCI) refleja vivamente cómo los países de renta media moldean y contribuyen al sistema del desarrollo cada vez más global. Nacida en 1990 con la vocación de canalizar recursos externos para el desarrollo nacional de la recién recuperada democracia, la AGCI de hoy se ha posicionado como precursora en enfoques…


Added by Claudia Aguilar Garza on September 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sector institutions in South-South and triangular cooperation - Lessons and prospects in Chile

Representatives of line ministries active in Chile's South-South cooperation, during the workshop on 20 August in Santiago

In recent…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on August 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Los sectores en la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular – Lecciones y propuestas desde Chile

Representantes de ministerios chilenos activos en la cooperación Sur-Sur y triangular, el pasado 20 de agosto en Santiago

A lo largo de los…


Added by Nils-Sjard Schulz on August 25, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

German strategy on triangular cooperation

Gradually the donor community is improving its understanding of the value of triangular cooperation and several donors have contributed useful documents on its strategic and operational implications. One recent example is the strategy paper published by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): Triangular cooperation in German development…


Added by Christian Freres on August 20, 2013 at 3:49am — 1 Comment

Liberia 10 Years Later

A decade ago on August 18th, 2003, the Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement brought Liberia’s horrific 14 year civil war to an end. As this small West African country faded from the international headlines, a new era of hope…


Added by Blair Glencorse on August 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Fate of Liberia's Fourth Esate

By Yasmin Anis, Accountability Lab Summer Resident

As the Lab has written about previously, Liberia under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made considerable progress in terms of development and governance- from dismissing tainted civil servants, to enforcing transparency, to pushing through new…


Added by Gennie Allcott on August 13, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

Cooperação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Internacional (Cobradi), 2010

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País investiu R$ 1,6 bi na cooperação internacional

Relatório contabiliza os gastos do governo federal, em 2010, com a cooperação para o desenvolvimento internacional

Em 2010, o país investiu aproximadamente R$ 1,6 bilhão na cooperação para o desenvolvimento, representando um aumento nominal de 91% em relação a 2009. Deste total, R$ 548 milhões foram gastos a título de contribuição para 143 organismos…


Added by Bruno Ayllón Pino on August 1, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Women empowerment: in which ways???

Many people including women leaders and social workers are excited about women empowerment in development and under developed country. It is true that in those countries, there have been created many opportunities to empowered women and now women especially poor women of those countries are empowered themselves than…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on August 1, 2013 at 2:14am — No Comments

The Open Government Partnership and "Knowmore LIB"

By Gennie Allcott, Accountability Lab Summer Resident

This month, the Open Gov Hub, home of the Accountability Lab and 15 other organizations working on the open government agenda, held an information session on the activities of the Open Government Partnership(OGP).

The OGP is a global initiative that…


Added by Gennie Allcott on July 31, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

A Cooperação Triangular e as Transformações da Cooperação Internacional para o Desenvolvimento

Texto para Discussão nº 1845, IPEA

Bruno Ayllón Pino / Rio de Janeiro, junho de 2013



Added by Bruno Ayllón Pino on July 28, 2013 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Job opportunities at World Bank Group

The World Bank just advertised two jobs with very strong knowledge and learning components. One job is for a Sr Knowledge and Learning specialist to lead the Bank's Knowledge Management and operational learning program. The other one is a bit more junior to support a new program to promote evidence-based decision making and systematic learning from the implementation of development projects. These are positions from where one can really help influence a Bank-wide agenda.

Both jobs are…


Added by Han Fraeters on July 23, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments

The Responsibility to Use Information

The Responsibility to Use Information

By Blair Glencorse and Narayan Adhikari

The Right to Information (RTI) or Freedom of Information (FoI) movement has made huge strides since the first FoI law was enacted in Sweden in 1766. Freedom of Information was included (as Article 19) in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, described by the UN General Assembly as “a fundamental…


Added by Narayan Adhikari on July 18, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

Tech for Transparency: Governance of the Kenyan Water Sector


By: Albert Otieno, iHub Research

iHub Research is the research arm of an innovative, open working space for the technology community in Nairobi, similar in many ways to the Lab’s home- the OpenGov Hub- in Washington DC. Since September 2011, iHub Research has been…


Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on July 15, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

MPs not VIPs: US$55M on Cars but Liberians Live Under Poverty Line


By Yasmin Anis, Accountability Lab Summer Resident.

Every day as I ride along on my penh-penhs (motorbike taxis)- what I consider to be Liberia’s premier mode of transportation, I inevitably see one or two huge black SUVs with tinted windows pass by. I look over, trying to determine which VIP is inside. No doubt they are staring back at me with…


Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on July 8, 2013 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Post2015 Priorities

Although much is being debated about the post2015 priorities, its highly imperative to note that the goals  are not just Sustainable but will also contribute greatly towards human development. From reducing extreme poverty in MD G's to completely ending poverty in SD G's, the post2015 agenda is a fundamental goal towards world's development. This process avails an opportunity for every country to participate and map out the needs of every citizen.

It is my desire to write about one…


Added by Wilson Kivati on July 7, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments

From Transparency to Accountability: An Online Discussion


“What does the kind of transparency that leads to accountability look like?” Last Thursday, the Lab participated in a constructive online discussion, facilitated by The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network, on how to…


Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on June 18, 2013 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Accountability of Higher Education in Nepal

This post was originally published by theCouncil on Foreign Relations. The post-Millennium Development Goals (…


Added by Blair Glencorse on June 14, 2013 at 7:39am — No Comments

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A study on "Enhancing Management Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation" [pdf here] commissioned by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and JICA, was launched at the 2013 Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi.

South-South Cooperation Exchange Mechanism. First online portal dedicated to SSC in the field of sustainable development.

Mapping Multilateral Support to South-South Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards Collaborative Approaches. UNDP, 2011. Download PDF (English version) (Versión en Español)


Articulação SULSouth-South Cooperation Research and Policy Center in São Paulo, hosted by the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (Cebrap)

Development Policy Blog: Networking can promote knowledge exchange and cooperation on development. By: Maree Tait

IDB  Magazine - Regional Public Goods: An innovative approach to South-South Cooperation (English) (Español)

Using Knowledge Exchange for Capacity Development: What Works in Global Practice? KDI and The World Bank Institute

Humanizing Development Gallery. Images from the Global Photography Campaign by IPC-IG/UNDP




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